What Does a Yeast Infection Look Like and How to Best Treat Yeast Infections?

If you are trying to find out what a yeast infection looks like this article will give you a detailed prognosis of all the symptoms of a yeast Candida infection whether it\’s oral or a genital type infection and effective ways to treat it. Candida is a fungal yeast that lives within us all of us, usually it has no symptoms, but occasionally, when our immune system gets depressed, it causes Candida to overgrow resulting in an infection.

What Does an Oral Yeast Infection Look Like?

Anyone can get oral infections (thrush). You recognize oral thrush because the infection causes a thick, white plaque on the tongue and both sides of the mouth and sometimes it can cause a burning sensation in the mouth and throat.

What Does A Genital Yeast Infection Look Like?

Both women and men are prone to getting genital Candida infections.

Many women with vaginal Candida infections complain with:

– Vaginal discharge which looks like cottage cheese and is odourless- Burning sensation during urination- Pain during sexual intercourse- Persistent and painful vaginal itching- Redness of the vulva and vagina.

Men with penile Candida infections complain with:

– Irritation of the penis head- Persistent itching of the penis head- A white and clumpy discharge- Redness of the penis head- Small blisters on the penis head

How to Best Treat Yeast-Infections?

There are many over the counter anti-fungal creams, lotions and prescribed drugs from your doctor that treat yeast infection. If this is your first bacterial infection then chances than you can easily treat it using conventional anti-fungal medications.

But there a growing trend in the number of women and men out there that are finding conventional treatment less and less effective especially when they are prone to regular bouts of yeast infection. Over a period of time, these antibiotics and otc creams become resistant to bacterial infections and therefore useless against getting rid of the infection. For people that get yeast infections every couple of weeks with no real effective treatment means prolonged and unnecessary suffering that affects their overall health and personal life.

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